19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Taxi:  20 h 15 min
1
Matsue
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Okuizumo-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Oda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tsuwano-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Nishinoshima-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Budapest

4
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Take a break from Matsue with a short trip to Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Buke Yashiki, and take a stroll through Mihonoseki.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Matsue trip itinerary builder site .

Budapest, Hungary to Matsue is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Budapest to Matsue, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Matsue at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Shinji Lake ©
Shinji Lake

2
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Yaedaki Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Oni no Shitaburui, and then see the interesting displays at Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Life Extention Spring, don't miss a visit to Tanabeke Dozogun, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ryuzuga Taki Falls, and finally make a trip to Sugaya Takadono.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Okuizumo-cho tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Okuizumo-cho can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Oda.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Unnan
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan

4
nights
Oda

Oda ©
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oda: Aquas (in Hamada) and Izumo (Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, Former Taisha Station, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatsunogozen Shrine, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, and don't miss a visit to Omori Townscape.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oda trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Okuizumo-cho to Oda takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Oda are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tsuwano-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Aquas
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

3
nights
Tsuwano-cho

Tsuwano-cho ©
Tsuwano is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 7,478 and a density of 25.0 persons per km². Explore Tsuwano-cho's surroundings by going to Masuda (Mochiishi Seacoast, Kakinomoto Shrine, & more).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsuwano-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Oda to Tsuwano-cho in 2.5 hours. October in Tsuwano-cho sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nishinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Masuda
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum

3
nights
Nishinoshima-cho

Nishinoshima-cho ©
Step out of Nishinoshima-cho with an excursion to Dangyo Falls in Okinoshima-cho--about 1h 55 min away.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nishinoshima-cho trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tsuwano-cho to Nishinoshima-cho takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nishinoshima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chibu-mura, Dangyo Falls, Akiya Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff